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Spread (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 July 2009 (France)
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A sex comedy centered on a serial womanizer and his jilted lover.



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In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he's amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it's unclear how long she'll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover? Written by <>

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It's a business doing pleasure. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 July 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

L.A. Gigolo  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$122,948 (USA) (14 August 2009)


$249,590 (USA) (4 September 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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The party scene very early in the movie that introduces Anne Heche is an impressively orchestrated long take (no cuts) lasting more than three and a half minutes. See more »


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Surprisingly Good
16 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

After reading a few reviews, I expected this movie to be a mildly pornographic rom-com. As the credits scrolled, however, I was surprised to find that this movie was not only well made and well casted, but the story behind well thought out too. Although some aspects of the story were clearly unreal (like the glamour and ease with which Ashton Kutcher picked up women), I thought that some things portrayed in Spread were rather accurate. One idea, which Nicky (Kutcher) mentions several times, is how people run to LA to pursue their dreams- but how the reality is that nothing is quite as magic as it seems. Most movies, having been made in Hollywood, would not necessarily incorporate this into the story. But this movie daringly features not only this but other controversial issues, and is therefore quite thought provoking. On the surface I can see why people thought the scenes of sexual nature were unnecessary, but really, the sex was part of the story. It was showing what Ashton Kutcher, who plays a gigolo, did to survive. And it showed how meaningless it all way for him. Overall I really enjoyed this film, and think that it carries a much deeper meaning than one would presume.

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